The first trailer is here for Final Destination creator Jeffrey Reddick’s directorial debut Don’t Look Back. Final Destination is one of horror’s most beloved franchises. The movies follow a group of individuals who cheat death only to be killed one by one throughout the course of the story. Reddick came up with the idea for the series and co-wrote the first movie with Glen Morgan and director James Wong. The franchise kicked off in 2000 and has led to four sequels, two comic books, and several novels.
The most recent film in the series, Final Destination 5, released nearly 10 years ago, in 2011. It’s no wonder many have been clamoring for a sequel since; this marks the longest moviegoers have gone without a Final Destination movie since the first one came out. Luckily, Final Destination 6 is in the works, though it’s unclear when it will be released. Despite initial reports the new film would be a reboot of sorts for the franchise, it will instead be set in the original movies’ canon. However, Final Destination 6 will distinguish itself from past films in the series by focusing on first responders. This should be an interesting departure for the franchise, though it will likely be a while until audiences see the concept play out on screen.
In the meantime, there’s an exciting new movie on the way for those who enjoy the Final Destination films. Kamikaze Dogfight revealed a first look at their upcoming movie, Don’t Look Back, which is Reddick’s feature directorial debut. He also wrote the script, which, per the movie’s official description, follows “Caitlin Kramer, a woman of faith overcoming a tragic past, [who] is among several people who see a man being fatally assaulted and don’t intervene.” As the first footage shows, “When the witnesses start dying mysteriously, Caitlin must unearth if they are being targeted by a killer or something far more insidious.” Don’t Look Back releases October 16 in theaters and on demand. Check out the movie’s trailer and poster below.
Considering the long break between Final Destination 5 and 6, audiences are likely excited about the prospect of a film from someone on the franchise’s creative team. Don’t Look Back is notable for being Reddick’s brainchild through and through. Though he’s more than proven himself as a writer, it will be interesting to see him direct as well. The movie looks to be a fascinating take on a classic genre, and it will be fun to see how the story unfolds.
The Final Destination franchise is known for its impressive creative team who have had a big impact on the entertainment industry. In addition to his work on the series, Reddick wrote 2008’s Day of the Dead. Meanwhile, Wong and Morgan are well-known for their work on The X-Files. Others involved in the Final Destination series have made their mark as well, just as Reddick is hoping to continue to do with Don’t Look Back. Moviegoers will have to wait until next month to find out if he is successful.
Source: Kamikaze Dogfight